Mar. 1st, 2010
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Also Universe has an excellent interview with Ursula K. LeGuin, who is understandably not happy about Google Books plan to avoid worrying about copyright. But she talks about other subjects too. And I feel shamed that I have not read anything by her. This shall have to change rather soon.
Everybody before Google who wanted to copy an o.p. or orphaned work had to find who held the copyright and ask permission. And everybody did so. And Google can do so.
It won't bankrupt them. They just saved quite a lot of money getting out of China, I believe.